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(Adweek)   The Hitler store and the naked guy in the children's clothing catalog. The 20 worst marketing fails of 2012 (some Not safe for work content)   (adweek.com) divider line 60
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2012-12-20 05:28:51 PM

downstairs: W. T. F?


Kind of makes sense. He weakened England which lead to Indian independence. It's in the linked article.

Mind you the sh*t that went on after England left (well as they left) was horrific.

Very interesting and frightening doc about that time period...

Link
 
2012-12-20 05:33:28 PM

TheGreatGazoo: I figured the rainbow colored Oreo cooking kerfuffule would have been on the list.

 
That was controversial, but I wouldn't call that a fail. The Chik-fil-A clusterfark, however, might have been. People are still buying Oreos, but the chicken joint probably won't be spreading quite as fast as it would like...
 
2012-12-20 05:44:48 PM
here to help
hmm... FF let it load veeeerrrry slowly but my AVs and blockers didn't go off. That's a little worrying.


Could be that it just looks a bit worrying to some heuristic, what with the domain being "adweek.com" and in this particular case also words like "advertising" and "branding" in its URL(s). And then there are slides which embed videos by loading Javascript from other sites (vimeo.com) inside an IFrame.
 
2012-12-20 05:45:22 PM

here to help: downstairs: W. T. F?

Kind of makes sense. He weakened England which lead to Indian independence. It's in the linked article.

Mind you the sh*t that went on after England left (well as they left) was horrific.

Very interesting and frightening doc about that time period...

Link


Awesome!  I'll check that out tonight.  Always looking for a good documentary.
 
Now, this says "Part 1".  I can't find part 2 online... anyone?  Is there a part 2... this thing is 1 hour 30 minutes.
 
I'd hate to get into this and not be able to find part 2!
 
2012-12-20 06:46:58 PM

downstairs: Now, this says "Part 1". I can't find part 2 online... anyone? Is there a part 2... this thing is 1 hour 30 minutes.

I'd hate to get into this and not be able to find part 2!


I don't think even if that isn't the full doc (passed out before the end) that it would detract from not seeing the end. It's mostly old people who were there telling stories about what happened. Tragic stuff.

Watch the movie Ghandi (also on youtube) before watching the doc for extra "WTF?!"
 
2012-12-20 07:26:38 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: So a naked guy on what is most likely a nude beach is "creepy" because some photographer didn't shoot on a closed set. If it was a chick that accidentally wound up in the picture would it still be labeled as creepy?

 
I agree.  However inappropriate for an ad it might be, there is nothing creepy about a naked man at a nude beach minding his own damn business.
 
And subby deserves a smack upside the head for failing to deslidify.
 
2012-12-20 07:31:57 PM

Uzzah: Re: the Hitler shop in India:

 
I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.
 
I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.
 
I'm not even sure what the word for this is.  "Irony" doesn't really seem to fit, but I can't think of a better term.
 
And it's not just Burma, either.
 
The Neo-Nazis of Mongolia: Swastikas Against China
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1910893,00.html
 
Not exactly the same thing.  In Mongolia, it IS political.
 
2012-12-20 07:33:59 PM

ReapTheChaos: al-Mundane: ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.
 
/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?
 
Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.
 
Slideshows suck--pretty much everyone agrees on that. Deslide's awesome. It's not coddling any more than aggregating news stories is coddling to people too lazy to search for their own interesting internet content.
 
Not really, it just seems like most people agree because every time one is posted the same dozen or so people post in the thread biatching about it.  I honestly don't see whats so hard about clicking a mouse button.

 
Yeah, I'm sure that it does "just seem like" that to you.
 
2012-12-20 08:12:43 PM

Onkel Buck: [Dong Hung pic]

 
I counter with:
 
i470.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-20 08:22:21 PM

Rich Cream: RE: the billboard with the fake tweet. Do they think the doctors in tv commercials are real? Or even the "customers" in the ads?


Yeah, but this is different because Internet.
 
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